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Newsletter October, 2020

European Union: amendment to the Directive on the posting of workers and transposition into Swedish national laws

October, 2020
  • The amendment to the Posting of Workers Directive had to be transposed into national law in July 2020.
  • Sweden has already complied with this obligation after undergoing a process of dialogue with the social partners.
  • The outcome regulation is not fully satisfactory as there is still a lack of clarity on a major part of the amendment concerning wages, which is likely to impact companies.
Newsletter September, 2020

Qatar adopts new laws on mobility of migrant workers and the establishment of a minimum wage

September, 2020
  • The regulatory change abolishes the Kafala system and introduced a minimum wage that covers all workers including migrants  
  • These reforms are in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, a governmental programme aimed at modernising the country’s labour market. 
Newsletter July, 2020

Sri Lanka tripartite agreement on the payment of wages on a pro-rated basis

July, 2020
  • On 4th May 2020, the Sri Lankan social partners and the Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations reached a tripartite agreement for “Pro-rate Wages Based on Varied Levels of Deployment”.
  • This agreement paves the way to further discuss and solidify schemes such as ‘job sharing’.
Newsletter July, 2020

Spain introduced the Minimum Vital Income, a measure to fight against poverty independent of employment active search

July, 2020
  • The Minimum Vital Income is ensured to all low-income individuals or families, for as long as their income conditions do not improve.
  • It is not linked to other subsidies or active search of employment.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)’s successful role during the crisis

July, 2020
  • ACCI actions on employment and businesses recovery;
  • Certain challenges with regards to productivity and collective agreements remain.
  • ACCI changes at the organisational level

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